A Brief History About “El Dia de los Muertos”

Many people from Mexico, South America, and the United States celebrate “El Dia de los Muertos,” or “The Day of the Dead.” It’s actually a three day celebration, which begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd. While it has transformed throughout the years, this ancient festivity revolves around the return of the ancestors’ spirits to their homes. Grave sites are cleaned up, and alters of food, tequila, flowers, and other decorations are set out as an offering. “El Dia de los Muertos” is essentially a celebration of life from start to finish.

For the second year in a row, TransLingua has partnered with The City of Longmont, Colorado to provide accurate translations for the “El Dia de los Muertos” exhibit at the Longmont Museum. This exhibit takes place from 10.10.15-11.8.15, and general admission is free to the public. There is a special Family Celebration on October 31st from 11am-3pm, which includes live entertainment, traditional food, interactive events, and more.